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Dutch Government Says Sorry for Gas Field Causing Quakes

The Dutch government apologized on Monday for ignoring risks posed by earthquakes caused by production of natural gas in the northern province of Groningen. The apology follows a report by the country's independent Safety Board in February that found the government, together with Royal Shell and Exxon, had put profits before safety in exploiting the Groningen gas field, Europe's largest. “I am very sorry that the safety interests of Groningers did not receive the attention they...

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